Country star Miranda Lambert faces a tough task when it comes to cooking up a Christmas feast for the holidays because her husband Blake Shelton always requests fancy dishes he's seen in magazines.

The singer admits she loves to get busy in the kitchen, but Shelton doesn't make it easy for her - and often selects recipes better suited to a more seasoned chef.

She tells Us Weekly magazine, "Blake likes to pick food out of a magazine for me to make. Last year it was gourmet mac 'n' cheese. It took me three hours!"